At INHOUSE we offer a bespoke service for recruiting and supplying the very highest calibre of domestic and household staff to a discerning clientele.


We have over twenty five years experience within the domestic staff recruitment industry, we place candidates both in the UK and worldwide. We pride ourselves in building a relationship with our clients and candidates.

We only put forward applicants who have a minimum of two years experience and with excellent references.


We specialise in the highest calibre of household staff.

We can help you whether you are a client looking for household staff or a candidate seeking work.

Whatever your staffing needs we are here to help you.

  • Butlers
  • Chauffeurs
  • Chefs
  • Daily Maids
  • Estate Managers
  • Housekeepers
  • House Managers
  • Governess
  • Nannies
  • Personal Assistants
  • Secretaries

About Us

INHOUSE was set up in 2000 by Mary Dobson, who has been working in the industry since 1994.

We offer a discreet, bespoke service for discerning employers within private households and prestigious private establishments. We specialise in the very highest calibre of domestic staff on a full time, part time or on a temporary basis both in the UK and Internationally.

We can assist with all staffing needs, however large or small. We have successfully supplied candidates to professional city-dwelling families, working country estates, stately homes, holiday villas and ocean going yachts.

How We Work

We offer a quality service to both clients and staff and will not waste your time by sending unsuitable applicants nor waste the applicant’s time by sending them for unsuitable posts.

After establishing your requirements we provide you with a selection of suitable candidates from our extensive database. For each candidate we endeavor to produce résumé outlining a candidate’s details and include a photograph. Once you have chosen the right candidates we will arrange the interviews on your behalf.


All our applicants have gone through our rigorous process of personal interview, reference and previous employment history verification. They must have at least two years experience and / or relevant professional qualifications. We ensure that all applicants have legal rights to work in the UK.

All written references are personally verbally endorsed before any candidate would be considered for any suitable vacancy.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and being fully up to date with all aspects of domestic service employment issues.

It is our policy to follow up on our candidate’s progress and we are always available to discuss any issues, should the need arise. We offer a guarantee period during which we offer replacement staff as detailed in our Terms of Business.

Why Choose Us?

Through our knowledge in the industry, and are extensive contacts and attention to details, we have developed a strong reputation in excellence. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal touch and take the time to build a strong relationship with our clients. Much of our business derives from personal recommendations.

Recent Vacancies

Live in Housekeeper/Cook – Holland Park

An opportunity has arisen for a residential housekeeper/cook to work for a couple based in Holland Park to start mid October.

The principals are looking for an excellent housekeeper with a proven track record and excellent references.  They are based in Holland Park, the house is over three floors and comprises of three large bedrooms, three bathrooms. A kitchen and two studies, and a very large reception room which has a collection of art.

The applicant would be required to clean to a very high standard, carry out all laundry and be responsible for the principals wardrobes. Carry out the shopping, there are very good local shops, including a butchers, fish monger and excellent greengrocer.

They require a good cook who can offer a range of varied food. They do like to  entertain for dinner parties of up to ten, outside help will be provided to help on these occasions.

The basic hours of from 8 a.m. to 6p.m. (Monday to Friday) if the candidate is required to cook in the evening, the hours will vary, at present the principals do dine out a lot during the week and tend to use their country residence for the weekends.

They do have an adorable dog, so would have to be a dog lover.

Accommodation comprises of a large studio, which includes a bathroom and small kitchen, however there is access to the main kitchen.

Would best suit a single person with no family ties (due to accommodation).  Start mid October.




Live in Housekeeper – Knightsbridge, London

An opportunity has arisen for a housekeeper/cook to work for a single lady based in Knightsbridge London. The lady has recently re located so the apartment is newly renovated.  (She has recently been widowed)

This a five and a half day week. Monday through to Saturday lunch time.

Start time around 8 a.m. to around 7.30 pm.  Have time off in the afternoon.

General housekeeping duties, washing and ironing, vacumming, polishing etc., Managing the lady’s wardrobe. Cooking light meals, fish and vegetables etc.,  Large food orders are delivered by Ocado.

Must be child friendly as her grandchildren visit twice a week.

Previous Filipino housekeeper has been with her for twenty years and is leaving to retire.

Accommodation consists of own bedroom and bathroom.

Salary £500. net per week.  To start 27th July.

£500 net per week

Live in Couple for Cotswolds – H/K cook – Houseman with outside duties

An opportunity for a live-in domestic couple at a country estate in Gloucestershire.  The household are looking for an experience and committed domestic couple.  The household employs and Estate Manage, 2 gardeners are employed to tend to the grounds.  The Principals like to entertain and are looking for a couple who ideally have skills, and meticulous housekeeping skills.  A driver’s license is essential for both of the couple. Other staff are employed.  The family have a main residence abroad, this is their main residence in the UK which is mainly used, for holidays, Xmas, Easter and Summer.  To start asap.

Duties to be shared between the live in couple.

High standard of cleaning throughout the property. Laundry. cook nutritious meals for family and guests on occasion (breakfast) (they do get a temporary chef in).

Shop locally for fresh produce in use alongside the produce from the vegetable and fruit garden.

Greet family/guests upon arrival and ensure they have everything they need during their stay.

Unpacking and packing for the Principal. Family and guests if required.

Table setting.

Serve at table and serve wine.

Ensure  stocks of wine and other beverages are corrected stored allowing for temperature changes.

Supervise and assist with the heavy cleaning tasks, both inside and on the terraces around the pool.

Ensure all household equipment including lighting and AV systems are in sound working order – thorough check to be carried out well in advance of family and guests arriving.

Upkeeep of furniture are and china, silver and crystal.

Maintain inventories of furnishings, wine arts and collectables.

Care of dogs (although there are other staff who also help)

Care of estate vehicles, driving duties.

Accommodation comprises of a separate two bedroom flat which is in a courtyard, the otherside of the lane from the main house.



Nanny – live in – Notting Hill Gate

An opportunity has arisen to work for a lovely family of four based in Notting Hill.

The family consists of two adults and two boys aged two and a half and four and a half.  Both attend school nearby.

There is a daily housekeeper employed from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. Monday to Friday and also a weekend nanny/hk.

Start time 7a.m. getting the boys up and ready for school, carrying out all nursery duties, preparing health food (which sometimes may include the whole family), help with the other housekeeper doing general housekeeping duties.

Must be able to travel with family during school holidays. If the applicant can speak any Spanish that would be a plus.

Accommodation comprises of bedroom and ensuite on the top floor of this four storey house.

Occasional babysitting required.  Monday to Friday.  To start around 10th August.

£550 net per week

Nanny (two nannies)

Our male clients are expecting their first child (a girl) in April.  They have a maternity nurse, and are seeking two nannies to take over in August.

It would be working, ten days on and ten days off.

They require one nanny who is fluent in English and Spanish, and another who is fluent in English and French.

They spend equal time in their three residences, Holland Park London, Monoco, and Manhattan.

Good accommodation is provided in all three residences.

Must have at least three years previous experience working with young babies and checkable references.

They are seeking someone who has a warm friendly demeanour who would fit in with the family.

Excellent salary

Daily Housekeeper/Nanny

A Housekeeper/Nanny required to start as soon as possible based in Notting Hill Gate, London.

The family consist of two adults and a toddler of nearly two years of age, a new baby is due in April.

The role consists of sixty per cent housekeeping and forty percent child care.  9.30 to 6.30 Monday to Friday.

This is a two bedroom property, the rest is open plan, laundry and keeping the apartment clean and tidy, assisting with the welfare of the young child, taking him to play dates and the park and preparing meals for him, some babysitting requited,

Family are young and not formal.

To start asap.

£540.00 net per week


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